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In this photo taken Tuesday, March 31, 2020, a swarm of desert locusts flies in Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, in Isiolo county, Kenya. Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years, and now the second wave of the voracious insects, some 20 times the size of the first, is arriving.(PTI)

Crunch, crunch: Africa’s locust outbreak is far from over

Nairobi | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 01:59 PM IST
For months, a large part of East Africa has been caught in a cycle with no end in sight as millions of locusts became billions, nibbling away the leaves of both crops and the brush that sustains the livestock so important to many families.
Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames consume from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif, November 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)(AP)
Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames consume from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif, November 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)(AP)

Lessons for India from the California forest fires

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2018 01:19 PM IST
The country must set up a robust mechanism to protect its natural resource. In an age of climate variability, such lack of preparedness can put India’s forest wealth at a huge risk
Volunteers clean a house following floods, Kochi, August 22(REUTERS)
Volunteers clean a house following floods, Kochi, August 22(REUTERS)

Our infrastructure must become climate-resilient

By Aparajit Pandey and Ritwik Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 07:19 PM IST
A frustrating part about the Kerala floods is that the loss of life and economic devastation could have been prevented.
Experts at the 12th meeting of South Asian Climate Outlook Forum held at IITM in Pune on Thursday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Experts at the 12th meeting of South Asian Climate Outlook Forum held at IITM in Pune on Thursday.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Agromet to reach 40 million farmers by June 2019

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jui Dharwadkar
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 11:00 PM IST
South Asian Climate Outlook Forum reviews understanding of long -range prediction of the South Asian monsoons.
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